Lars and the Real Girl is a different kind of movie than Black Swan. And it is more my kind of movie. This is a understated but very funny movie about a shy awkward young man who develops a delusional relationship with a life size doll. This relationship is so real that all of the people in this small community are drawn in in support of Lars. I don't think that it is a mistake that this occurs in a very cold and snowy town. The best part of this film is that it is sooooo funny but the characters are very serious. Oscar nominated for best original screenplay in 2008. The Academy should have included Ryan Gosling as Best Actor. This kind of "serious" humor is very difficult to pull off. Think of Peter Sellars at his best.
The entire ensemble contribute to a very fine film.
A Must rental @ 4****